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IoE Number: 270268
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 25 February 2004
Date listed: 04 May 1984
Date of last amendment: 04 May 1984
Grade II*

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ST12NE BISHOP'S LYDEARD CP SANDHILL PARK 7/57 Sandhill Park Hospital - - II* Country house, now hospital. Circa 1720, portico and wings added circa 1815, altered late C19. Red sandstone ashlar front with Ham stone dressings, Ham stone returns and flanking wings, quoin strips also distinguishing central pedimented bay, hipped slate roof behind parapets brick stacks. Plan: 7 bay double pile block flanked by set back, 3 bay wings. 3 storeys, 2:3:2 bays, centre breaks forward, second floor 12 pane sash windows in lugged surrounds below moulded cornice, first floor 12 pane sash windows with shouldered surrounds below the string course carried on console blocks continued in pediment, central window with masque in keystone. Arched entrance centre, C19, double glazed doors, set in paired column surround with coat of arms in spandrels approached by flight of 3 stepes and 3 bay colonnade of paired Tuscan columns with paterae and triglyph frieze carrying shallow pediment with armorial bearings in the typanum. Wooden boarded soffit, patterned pebble pavement in forecourt. 5 bay returns left and right latter with 3 bay canted window carrying similar frieze to colonnade. Set back flanking 3 bay wings, sash windows in similar surrounds below parapet. Interior: hall contains rococo plasterwork of circa 1750, front room left and room on right return late C19 plaster decoration. (Photographs in NMR).

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